VVCS Group Programs Calendar

VVCS offers a range of group programs, across each state, throughout the calendar year.

Follow the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service on Facebook to keep up to date on the 2018 schedule.

This page last updated: 16 July 2018.

Registrations and enquiries

To register your interest in attending a program in 2018, please phone VVCS on 1800 011 046 (during business hours) or complete and submit the Online Registration of Interest form.

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Programs by region

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Programs, dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Anger Management 13 & 20 August Sydney 2-day workshop
25 August & 1 September Canberra 2-day weekend workshop
Anxiety Management 19–20 November Sydney 2-day workshop
Beating the Blues 4–5 September Canberra 2-day workshop
10-11 September Northern NSW (TBA) 2-day workshop
18-19 October Newcastle 2-day workshop
Building Better Relationships 10–11 September Sydney 2-day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 27–28 September Sydney 2-day workshop
9–10 August Canberra 2-day workshop
25-26 October Central Coast 2-day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Management Program 5–9 November Bowral 5-day residential program
Sleeping Better 22–23 October North Coast 2-day workshop
Stepping Out 23–24 July Maitland 2-day workshop
28–29 August Sydney 2-day workshop
15–16 November Canberra 2-day workshop
26–27 November Sydney 2-day workshop

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Northern Territory

Program dates and locations
Program

Date

Location

Structure

Doing Anger Differently 29 & 30 August Darwin 2 day workshop
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 1 & 2 October Darwin 2 day workshop
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 4 & 5 October Katherine 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 11 & 12 October Darwin 2 day workshop
Relaxation & Mindfulness 6 November Darwin 1 day workshop
PTSD Explained 7 November Darwin 1 day workshop

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North Queensland

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
123 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course 14,21,28 August (9am – 11am) Townsville 2 hr sessions / 3 days
Engaging Adolescents – Parent Course 4,11,18 September (9am-11am) Townsville 2 hr sessions / 3 days
Doing Anger Differently 13-14 September Townsville 2 day workshop
11-12 October Cairns 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 24–25 July Townsville 2-day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 28-29 August Townsville 2-day workshop
4-5 December Townsville 2 day workshop
Operation Life: Suicide alertness for everyone (safeTALK) 12 November Townsville ½ day workshop
14 November Cairns ½ day workshop
Peer Mentor Training 7-9 November Townsville 3 day workshop
Relaxation and Stress Management 21 September Cairns 1 day workshop
25 September Mackay 1 day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Management Program (Couples Program) 29 October –2 November Townsville (Magnetic Island) 5-day residential program
Sleeping Better 23-24 August Townsville 2-day workshop
Stepping Out (Transition program) 6-7 Sept Cairns 2-day workshop
20-21 November Townsville 2 day workshop
Understanding PTSD for Carers and Families 26 September Mackay 1 day workshop
9 November Cairns 1 day workshop
23 November Townsville 1 day workshop
Women Being Well 12 Sept & 19 Sept (5pm-8pm) Townsville 3 hr sessions / 2 days

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South Queensland

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Doing Anger Differently 16th & 17th August Spring Hill 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 24th & 25th September   Toowoomba 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 15th & 16th October Spring Hill 2 day workshop
Stress and Relaxation 30th July 2018 Loganholme 1 day workshop
Beating the Blues 17th 7 18th September Ipswich 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 9th & 10th August Spring Hill 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 8th & 9th November Spring Hill 2 day workshop
Operational Life – ASIST 5th & 6th November Spring Hill 2 day workshop
Stress and Relaxation 20th August Ipswich 1 day workshop
Stress and Relaxation 11th September Spring Hill 1 day workshop
Younger Veterans Lifestyle Management Program Part A: 28 Sept – 1st Oct
Part B: 2nd Nov – 4th Nov  
Sanctuary Cove 2 weekends

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South Australia

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Communication & Conflict Resolution 24 & 25 July Adelaide 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 27 & 28 August Adelaide 2 day workshop
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 30 & 31 August Adelaide 2 day workshop
Relaxation & Mindfulness 14 September Adelaide 1 day workshop
Stepping Out 26 & 27 September Adelaide 2 day workshop
PTSD Explained 18 October Adelaide 1 day workshop
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 19 & 20 November Adelaide 2 day workshop

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Tasmania

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Lifestyle Management Program 29 October to 2 November St Helens 5-day residential program
Operation Life – Safe Talk 18 October Hobart Half day
Sleeping Better 3 & 10 September Hobart 2 days
Relaxation and Mindfulness 24 September Launceston 1 day
Sleeping Better 2 & 9 October Devonport 2 days
Operation Life – Safe Talk 18 October Hobart Half day
Relaxation and Mindfulness 13 November Hobart 1 day

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Victoria

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Beating the Blues 16–17 August Melbourne 2-day workshop
Building Better Relationships 8–9 August Wodonga 2-day workshop
Doing Anger Differently 24–25 July Melbourne 2-day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 24–25 July Wodonga 2-day workshop
1–2 August Sale 2-day workshop
Relaxation and Mindfulness 3 August Sale 1-day workshop
21 August Seymour 1-day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Program (PROGRAM FULL) 28 October–2 November Flowerdale 5-day program
Stepping Out 19–20 July Wodonga 2-day workshop
ASIST 27 – 28 August Warrnambool 2- day workshop
ASIST 6-7 September Melbourne 2-day workshop
Relaxation and Mindfulness 7th September Melbourne 1-day workshop
21th September Wodonga 1-day workshop
Sleeping Better 10 – 11 September Melbourne 2-day workshop
ASIST September Horsham 2 day workshop
Building Better Relationships 11th Oct -22nd Nov Melbourne 7 weeks
Mastering Anxiety 18-19th October Melbourne 2-day workshop
Beating the Blues 25th – 26th October Seymour 2-day workshop
Stepping Out 8-9th November Melbourne 2-day workshop
Relaxation and Mindfulness 16th November Melbourne 1-day workshop
Stepping Out 19th - 20th November Melbourne 2-day workshop
ASIST 22nd -23rd November Melbourne 2-day workshop
New Phoenix Program –Anger 21st November Melbourne ½ Day
New Phoenix Program –Trauma 28th November Melbourne ½ Day

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Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Lifestyle Management Program 26–31 August Yanchep 5-day residential retreat
Parenting Support—Circle of Security (0–5 yrs) Taking EOIs    
Relaxation and Mindfulness Skills 19 & 20 July
10am–4pm
Rockingham 2-day workshop
Women's Self Care (for female veterans/ ADF) 2–23 August
Thursdays
10am–1pm
Applecross 4 x 3-hr sessions

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